Alice Springs Central Desert: Boy found dead after going missing from home

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New Year’s Day tragedy as little boy DIES after wandering away from home in remote Northern Territory desert

  • Young boy died after wandering from his home in remote Northern Territory
  • Family searched for several hours before alerting police to disappearance 
  • Police joined the search on Friday night before finding boy on Saturday morning 


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A young boy has died shortly after wandering from his home in the Northern Territory.

Police went searching for the boy after he was reported missing from his home in a remote community southwest of Alice Springs on New Years Eve on Friday. 

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His family searched for the child for several hours before alerting police. 

A young boy has been found dead after wandering from his home in the remote Northern Territory

A young boy has been found dead after wandering from his home in the remote Northern Territory

Acting Commander Kirsten Engels said the search had come to a tragic end during the early hours of Saturday morning.

The boy was still alive when he was found, but he passed away a few hours later. 

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‘Tragically the child was found in the community early this morning and has subsequently passed away,’ he said.

‘Police are investigating and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

‘We request that the family’s privacy is respected at this time and offer our sincere condolences for their loss.’ 

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